The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, helping students of all ages earn college degrees faster by obtaining college credit for what they already know. By receiving a passing score, you can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward your college degree for each CLEP  Test you take, depending on the exam subject.

CLEP Tests are 90-minute, multiple-choice, computer based exams. Earning college credit through CLEP testing saves money; consider the advantages of paying $115 for college credit through one CLEP Exam or more than $500 for a college course.

  • Contact the Institution you are obtaining your degree from to inquire if they accept CLEP credits.  UMF accepts CLEP credit. ( UMF CLEP policy below)

Computer Based Exams are offered at the University of Maine at Farmington’s, Testing Services.

To register for an exam, go to:  https://collegeboard.org – create an account through My Account Registration Portal, select the exam and pay the $87 exam fee (Starting July 1, 2019  the Fee will be raised to $89).  Print your registration ticket with your voucher number.

To schedule your exam call (207) 778-7666 and be prepared to provide your voucher number.

CLEP Exams are administered Monday-Friday by individual appointment.

Fee: $30 administrative fee must be paid at time of scheduling by debit or credit.

Optional Essay Fee:  $30 – includes administrative and essay fee

Cancellation policy:  $30 non-refundable administrative fee applied.     Rescheduling policy:   at least a 24 hr notice is required to reschedule ( at no charge).

Check-in Policies
Report at least 10 minutes prior to exam time with two forms of identification, one of which must bear a picture.  No cell phones, electronic devices or food/drink allowed in the testing rooms.

Testing Services  is located on the 3rd flr of Franklin Hall at 252 Main Street, Farmington, Maine

CLEP Tests Accepted at UMF

TEST Minimum
Score
Course Title Credits
American Government 63 POS 101 Intro to American Government 4
Biology* 57 BIO 110 Introductory Biology 4
Calculus 64 MAT 141 Calculus I 4
Chemistry* 65 CHE 110 Elementary Chemistry 4
Financial Accounting** 65 BUS208 Principles of Accounting 4
French I 64 FRE101 & FRE102 Elem French I, II 8
History of the US I 56 HTY 103 US History I 4
History of the US II 57 HTY 104 US History II 4
Human Growth and Development 63 PSY 225 Child and Adolescent Development 4
Humanities 56 GEL 199 General Elective 4
Introduction to Educational Psychology 62 PSY 199 Psychology Elective 4
Introductory Psychology 59 PSY 101 General Psychology 4
Introductory Sociology 59 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 4
Precalculus 61 MAT 132 Precalculus 4
Principles of Management 60 BUS 210 Principles of Management 4
Principles of Marketing 65 BUS220 Principles of Marketing 4
Principles of Macroeconomics*** 62 ECO 110 Principles of Economics 4
Principles of Microeconomics*** 64 ECO 110 Principles of Economics 4
Spanish I 56 SPA 101 & SPA 102 Elem. Spanish I, II 8
Western Civilization I 57 HTY 110 Global History I 4
Western Civilization II 56 HTY111 Global History II 4

*UMF will accept credit for one natural science course, not two.
**Credit will be awarded provided that the student also passes an in-house test.
***Student must qualify on both tests to earn credit for ECO 110.

Note: The required scores are set to be equivalent to what the College Board reports is the equivalent of a B for a three-credit course. The minimum scores listed here are subject to change based on updates from the College Board.

UMF Policy: To be accepted as equivalents for specific UMF courses, CLEP tests must have been taken prior to matriculation i.e., the start of a student’s first semester. Credit for CLEP will also be granted in situations where students in good academic standing have had to interrupt their studies for more than two consecutive semesters and have taken one or more CLEP exams prior to re-matriculation. Students are limited to earning a total of 16 credits (the equivalent of one semester of full-time study) via CLEP testing.